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3 things about Ramin Bahrani’s FAHRENHEIT 451

Fahrenheit 451 [2018] 1. Cigarette papers. 2. Contraband turntable. 3. Why does there happen to be a hole in the roof of the barn? A valiant effort, but …

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER

The Shape of Water [2017] 1. Portable record player. 2. He looks over at the cat and says, “You’re lucky.” 3. The slashes on her throat become gills. Exquisite and lovely and haunting and pretty much perfect.

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3 things about Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Nocturnal Animals [2016] 1. It’s a Renaissance painting and then she turns over and answers the phone; it’s her mother calling. 2. “‘Who? Who?’ Are you an owl?” 3. A second drink grows watery. She realizes.

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3 things about Jeff Nichols’ TAKE SHELTER

Take Shelter [2011] 1. “Is anyone else seeing this?” 2. A knife on the drainboard, covered with flies. 3. He holds out his hand, trembling, keyring looped around his finger.

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3 things about Jonathan Demme’s STOP MAKING SENSE

Stop Making Sense [1984] 1. The camera loses him, finds him again. He unbuttons the top button on his shirt. 2. While Byrne goes into a seizure, Alex Weir digs into his guitar. 3. Tina does a nasty dance. I … Continue reading

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3 things about David Koepp’s PREMIUM RUSH

Premium Rush [2012] 1. “Have you seen my thighs? Have you seen? My thighs?” 2. Wilhelm scream: a guy gets run over by a delivery truck. 3. Bullet through a book of puzzles.

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3 things about William Friedkin’s BUG

Bug [2006] 1, Outside the motel, nighttime; blue light on the porch, green light on a detached building (a barn?) Green means danger. 2, The first time we see Harry Connick Jr.  he’s dripping wet and shirtless. Too bad he’s … Continue reading

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